Junior League Show House at Adamsleigh

Junior League Show House at Adamsleigh

Having a show house during High Point was a wonderful way to both highlight local and national talent and provide inspiring decorating ideas that got everyone’s cogwheels turning while shopping the market. Kudos to the Junior League of Greensboro and Traditional Home for assembling such a great group of designers who all contributed innovative and stylish solutions. The large living room on the first floor was a knock out rendition by Miles Redd for Century furniture, using some pieces from the Oscar de la Renta line, for whom Redd is the Creative Director.

One end was anchored by a comfortable seating area and the other by the fireplace, in a sea of elegant cool blues.…

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La Cienega Design Quarter Legends 2013

La Cienega Design Quarter Legends 2013

It’s hard to beat the La Cienega Design Quarter in Los Angeles for its charming casually chic home shopping venue. And Legends, the annual three day design event centered on the district, has become a must-visit destination for all design aficionados. I was thrilled to finally make it out for the five year anniversary. Although only a quick two night visit, it was abundantly clear why this event has garnered so much buzz.

With a focus on education, creativity and camaraderie, in the alluring indoor/outdoor setting that is southern California, Legends celebrates the best of design and the decorative arts.…

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1st Annual Garden Show at the Antique & Artisan Center

1st Annual Garden Show at the Antique & Artisan Center

While I am currently in LA for Legends, I’m so glad I’ll be making it back in time for a full schedule of wonderful design events in Connecticut this weekend. High on my list is the 1st Annual Garden Show at the Antique & Artisan Center in Stamford. I’ve written before about this marvelous resource of eclectic design finds that has recently been upping its game under the transformative direction of Mari Ann Maher, who many of you in NYC may remember from her years at John Rosselli.

With a new design library (inaugurated last fall in time for the Miles Redd Big Book of Chic book party below), even more stylish booths and vendors, as well as the addition of an in-house upholstery center, the center has become an irresistible and addictive location for one-stop shopping.…

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The Junior League Show House at Adamsleigh

The Junior League Show House at Adamsleigh

There have been so many notable design events of late that it has been challenging to both attend and share in a timely fashion. The Show House at Adamsleigh is one. Coordinated to open during High Point Market, this historic home featured a bevy of both local and national talent presented by the Junior League of Greensboro and national media sponsor Traditional Home.

I loved the charming illustration by blogging friend Patricia van Essche that show house design team Lisa Mende and Traci Zeller commissioned. It captures the grandeur of one of North Carolina’s most impressive homes. Designed by Winston-Salem architect Luther Lashmit for High Point textile magnate John Hampton “Hamp” Adams, its 33 rooms provided the perfect venue for this impressive show house.…

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Daniel Boulud & Richard David Story | Conversations on Luxury

Daniel Boulud & Richard David Story | Conversations on Luxury

Please allow me to set the stage. For gastronomes in the know, Daniel Boulud certainly needs no introduction. With fourteen restaurants around the world, the acclaimed chef/restaurateur has changed the face of luxury dining. From New York and Miami to Singapore and Beijing, Boulud has created a brand of consistent quality and style. And if not enough, he is the author of seven cookbooks, actively involved with and on the board of Citymeals-on-Wheels (a recent benefit at Daniel raised over $600,000), as well as the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

Richard David Story, the editor-in-chief of Departures magazine, has one of the most covetable positions in publishing.…

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AADLA Spring Show NYC

AADLA Spring Show NYC

This year marks the third edition of the AADLA Spring Show NYC at the Park Avenue Armory. Wednesday evening I attended the festive opening night preview, sponsored by 1stDibs. With ticket proceeds from the evening benefiting the ASPCA, there were some charming visitors welcoming guests, ready to go home with interested bidders.

Founded in 1926, the Art and Antique Dealers League of America is the country’s oldest and largest organization of fine arts and antiques dealers and while the show may be only a few years old, it brings out a distinguished group of dealers, representing a wide variety of wares.…

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Stylish Shopping with Susanna Salk and Miles Redd

Stylish Shopping with Susanna Salk and Miles Redd

Miles Redd needs no introduction among design cognoscenti. This expert mix master represents modern glamour at its best. Combining such seemingly disparate elements as  flea market finds with the finest pedigreed antiques, Miles knows how to make spaces sing with an exuberant joie de vivre. We are thrilled to welcome Miles as our latest stylish shopping guest as he walks us through the incredible resource that is Design on a Dime.

Inspired by the elegant chic of the 1920’s and 30’s, Miles has invented his own version of cozy glamour with an unbridled sense of color and whimsy, tempered by an educated eye and unerring knowledge of scale and proportion.

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Housing Works Design on a Dime Continued

Housing Works Design on a Dime Continued

For those who haven’t heard, this year’s Housing Works Design on a Dime was a rousing success, raising over one million dollars to support New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. It was a packed house on opening night with a fantastic selection of creative vignettes filled with shopping treats. Today we’ll take a peek at a few more. I was delighted to see much orange this year and one of the more layered spaces was that of designer Patrick Hamilton.

Free form chevron walls set a sort of op art tone for the art filled vignette. By using unified frames, disparate art of varying sizes works together.…

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The Modern Classicism of Thomas Pheasant in Veranda

The Modern Classicism of Thomas Pheasant in Veranda

The beautiful project by Thomas Pheasant on the cover of the May/June Veranda, hitting stands later this week, sums up much of what I have been seeing and writing about lately. Having just returned from High Point, I can affirm that the theme of this issue is especially appropriate. Glamour is definitely making a comeback. But it is indeed of a new relaxed sort, infused with a sense of freedom and variety, individualized and eclectic. I also featured last week the trend and appeal of indoor/outdoor living and after a weekend of spectacular spring weather, this issue hits the spot.…

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Join Me on Tuesday at the D&D Building

Join Me on Tuesday at the D&D Building

I realized that, while I made an announcement on Facebook, I never informed you readers who aren’t on social media. Next Tuesday, I am honored to be moderating a terrific panel for one of Architectural Digest’s Design Files lectures at the D&D Building. Agostino Antiques is kindly hosting us in their showroom (Suite 1502) for a talk appropriately entitled “Integrating Antiques into Contemporary Settings.” Designers Amanda Nisbet and Alan Tanksley and Guy Regal, managing director of Newel will be sharing their thoughts on how to seamlessly blend vintage and modern decor. With these guests, it is sure to be a lively, informative and entertaining session!…

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